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Electric soot collector shows promise in mitigating emissions from residential biomass combustion — ScienceDaily

Air pollution emitted by residential biomass combustion is a known cause of adverse health effects, such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, as well as adverse climate effects. Residential biomass combustion has been highlighted as a major source of air pollution almost everywhere in the world, causing particularly high emissions of fine particulate matter, black carbon, […]

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Air pollution does not increase the risk of getting infected but does increase the risk of getting sick from COVID-19, study finds — ScienceDaily

Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with a higher risk of developing COVID-19 among those people who get infected, shows a study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, and co-led by the GCAT| Genomes for Life-Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), Badalona. […]

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NASA mission tests asteroid defense plan

NASA mission tests asteroid defense plan – CBS News Watch CBSN Live NASA launched a spacecraft toward an asteroid, hoping to redirect it before it threatens Earth. Mark Strassmann has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link قالب […]

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Model accurately captures the levels of a specific marker compound in organic aerosols — ScienceDaily

Joining the global effort to curb air pollution, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed computational tools to accurately assess the footprint of certain organic atmospheric pollutants. Their simulation, described in the journalEnvironmentalScience and Technology, could help government agencies keep a closer check on human-made sources of carbon-based pollutants. “Human activity has led to a […]

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Campaigns turn to virtual events to find voters

Campaigns turn to virtual events to find voters – CBS News Watch CBSN Live On Tuesday, seven states and the District of Columbia will hold Democratic presidential primaries. Four of them were postponed from April and May due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that’s not the only thing the virus has changed in this election cycle. Ed […]

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How Roundabouts Help Lower Carbon Emissions

“Just imagine a post-Sandy, post-Katrina or post-Andrew world where recovery funds were put to work building resilient, sustainable modern roundabouts instead of rebuilding fragile, polluting signalized intersections,” Mr. Sides, the traffic engineer, said. The United States has been slow to adopt modern roundabouts, though that is changing somewhat. By one count, they now number about […]

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